In the wake of a novel-length version of the short story “Who Goes There?” being discovered, we’ve learned this week that the 1951 adaptation of the story, The Thing from Another World, is headed to Blu-ray from Warner Archive. As Blu-ray.com details, the classic film has been newly remastered for the upcoming Blu-ray release!
The ’51 film, of course, was followed by John Carpenter’s own adaptation of “Who Goes There?,” simply titled The Thing and released in 1982.
Special features will include:
- Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
- Theatrical Re-Release Trailer (HD)
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
“Arctic researchers discover a huge, frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO, then fight for their lives after the murderous being (James Arness) emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow? The famed final words of this film are both warning and answer: “Keep watching the skies!” A snappy ensemble. An eerie theremin-infused Dimitri Tiomkin score. Rising suspense. Crisp Christian Nyby direction. All merge in an edgy classic produced by Howard Hawks and filled with Hawksian trademarks of rapid-fire dialogue and of people united by do-or-die stress. Keep watching the skies and the screen.”